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Launch of the ECR European Tour: “Europe’s Future. A New Hope”

Friday 11 December 2020 @5pm - 7.35pm - Live broadcast from the Royal Castle in Warsaw

Launch of the ECR European Tour: “Europe’s Future. A New Hope”

The future of Europe hangs in the balance. The peoples of Europe want their national democracies to co-operate together in a community of sovereign states; they do not want their countries replaced by a country called Europe. We are facing a crucial moment in European history. The ultimatum presented by the federalists to those of us who believe in national democracy is unacceptable. They tell us it is ‘more Europe or no Europe’. But there is a middle way. It is time to restore the ideal of a Europe that respects the sovereignty of our national democracies. It is time to rebuild our community of European states – a Europe of mutual respect, cooperation and solidarity. It is time for a new hope for Europe.

A Live broadcast from the Royal Castle in Warsaw

European Union 2.0: A programme for reform

Friday, 11 December 2020, 5 pm - 7.35 pm CET

The ECR Group in the European Parliament will imminently launch the European Tour on the Future of the European Union. The tour will take the form of a series of live broadcasts from 15 European capitals, in which citizens of our Member States will be consulted. The Future of Europe Conference, announced by the President of the Commission, is a challenge for all European political movements that do not share the Federalist vision. The so-called pro-European federalists tell us it is ‘more Europe or no Europe’.We do not believe in extremes. There is a middle way. It is time to restore the ideal of a Europe that respects the sovereignty of our national democracies. It is time to rebuild our community of European states - a Europe of mutual respect, cooperation and solidarity. It is time for a new hope for Europe.

This is why the ECR Group is launching the European Tour; to consider more effective and durable alternatives to European centralisation. We want to show that a new way can save Europe from the clutches of a federalist ideology; an ideology that risks rolling back all the progress made by sovereign, national democracies working together over many years as equal partners for the common good.

The tour will debut with a live broadcast from Warsaw: “European Union 2.0. A programme for reform”. In 2021 the tour will stop in major cities across the continent to discuss Europe’s Future with politicians, academics and civil society participants. Our events will be live streamed, sharing the vision of a Europe that does less, but does it better.

More information will be shared on our Social Media Channels and on our website: www.ecrthefuture.eu.

Join us to #ResetEU

Twitter: @Reset_EU_ECR

Facebook: @ECRgroupEU

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YouTube: ECRgroupEU


Speakers

- ECR Co-Chairs Ryszard Legutko, PiS, Poland, and Raffaele Fitto, Fratelli d’Italia, Italy

- Jorge Buxadé Villalba, Leader of the Vox delegation in the European Parliament, Spain

- Carlo Fidanza, Leader of the Fratelli d’Italia delegation in the European Parliament, Italy

- Angel Dzhambazki, Leader of the VMRO-Bulgarian National Movement delegation in the European Parliament, Bulgaria

- Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, PiS,Poland

- Professor Chantal Delsol, philosopher, writer, Institut de France

- Professor David Engels, historian, Free University of Brussels (ULB)

- Professor Magdalena Bainczyk, lawyer, chief analyst at Institute for Western Affairs

- Professor Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse, lawyer, University of Warsaw

Presenter: Ms Dorota Łosiewicz


Programme

Introduction: Our Vision @ 5 pm CET

MEPs Ryszard Legutko, PiS, (live from Warsaw) and Raffaele Fitto, Fratelli d’Italia, (live from Italy), Co-Chairmen of the ECR Group


Panel 1: European Values @ 5.15 pm CET

There is a tendency to conflate the European Union with Europe – but should we really? Does the Union really protect and nurture Europe’s heritage? Are the values it relies on really the foundational values of Europe itself? How can we make the EU truly European?

Speakers:

- Professor Chantal Delsol, philosopher, writer, Institut de France

- Professor David Engels, historian, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Institute for Western Affairs

Chair: Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, PiS, Poland


Panel 2: Rule of treaties @ 5.45 pm CET

The EU Treaties are the bedrock of the Union. How can the treaties shine light on the evolution of the EU? How much attention is paid to the significance of the Law by the Union today, and does the Union itself respect the Treaties? How should the EU change to curb recent negative trends regarding the respect of the Treaties?

Speakers:

- Professor Magdalena Bainczyk, lawyer, chief analyst at Institute for Western Affairs

- Professor Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse, lawyer, University of Warsaw

Chair: Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, PiS, Poland


Panel 3: ECR Europe’s Future @ 6.15 pm CET

- Ryszard Legutko (Co-Chairman of the ECR Group in the European Parliament, PiS)

- Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, PiS, Poland

- Jorge Buxadé Villalba (Leader of the Vox delegation in the European Parliament, Spain)

- Carlo Fidanza (Leader of the Fratelli d’Italia delegation in the European Parliament, Italy)


What next @ 7.25 pm CET

- Angel Dzhambazki (Leader of the VMRO-Bulgarian National Movement delegation in the European Parliament, Bulgaria)

The event will be web streamed with live interpretations in English, Polish, Spanish, Italian and Bulgarian.

Join the ECR’s European tour. We will stop in the capitals of our nations to discuss Europe’s Future with politicians, academics and civil society. Our broadcasts will be live streamed to share our vision throughout Europe. More to come on our Social Media Channels and on our website: www.ecrthefuture.eu #ResetEU

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